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Sweet Embrace Stakes

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History

FOUR MOVES AHEAD winning the Sweet Embrace Stakes at Randwick in Australia.
FOUR MOVES AHEAD winning the Sweet Embrace Stakes at Randwick in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

The Sweet Embrace Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-old fillies and has been an important qualifying race for the Golden Slipper Stakes since its inception by the Sydney Turf Club in 1979.
The Sweet Embrace Stakes is run over 1200m under set weight conditions and is named after Sweet Embrace, the winner of the 1967 Golden Slipper Stakes.
The winner of the Sweet Embrace Stakes receives ballot exemption from the Golden Slipper Stakes.
The Sweet Embrace Stakes became a Listed Race in 1979. It was run as a Group 3 event from 1987 until 2012 when it was promoted to Group 2 status.
The Sweet Embrace Stakes was first run at Canterbury from 1979 until 1996. In 1979 and 1980 it was run under handicap conditions but became a set weights race in 1981.
From 1997-1999 the Sweet Embrace Stakes was run at Rosehill but returned to Canterbury from 2000 until 2005. Since 2006 the Sweet Embrace Stakes has been mainly at Randwick and Warwick Farm. It's now at Randwick.
The 2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes was worth $200,000 in prizemoney.
There have been three two-year-olds complete the Sweet Embrace Stakes/Golden Slipper Stakes double - Dark Eclipse (1980), Ha Ha (2001) and Crystal Lily (2010).
Other notable winners of the Sweet Embrace Stakes include Black Shoes, Purpose, Speed Check, A Little Kiss, Paklani, Skating, Victory Vein, Seabrook and Four Moves Ahead.
The 2021 Sweet Embrace Stakes was won by Four Moves Ahead from She's All Class and Mallory.


Racing and Sports

Previous Sweet Embrace Stakes Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
FOUR MOVES AHEAD (AUS) 2F
SNITZEL (AUS) - DOULMERA (USA) MR GREELEY (USA)
N RAWILLER 55.5 J G SARGENT 7
HUNGRY HEART (AUS) 2F
FRANKEL (GB) - HARLECH (GB) PIVOTAL (GB)
JAMES MCDONALD 55.5 CHRIS WALLER 7
ANAHEED (AUS) 2F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - ROSTOVA (AUS) TESTA ROSSA (AUS)
TIM CLARK 55.5 P & P SNOWDEN 8
SEABROOK (NZ) 2F
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - MIDNIGHT REVELS (NZ) DON EDUARDO (NZ)
J BOWMAN 55.5 MICK PRICE 10
ONE MORE HONEY (AUS) 2F
ONEMORENOMORE (AUS) - ONE FUNNY HONEY (USA) DISTORTED HUMOR (USA)
J FORD 55.5 JOHN P THOMPSON 1
SCARLET RAIN (AUS) 2F
MANHATTAN RAIN (AUS) - DOUBLE RANGA (AUS) EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
MS K O'HARA 55.5 MS G WATERHOUSE 12
ALWAYS ALLISON (AUS) 2F
MORE THAN READY (USA) - RHEMA (AUS) FUSAICHI PEGASUS (USA)
G SCHOFIELD 55.5 CHRIS WALLER 1
BELIEVE YOURSELF (AUS) 2F
SEBRING (AUS) - PRIVATE (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
J R COLLETT 55.5 GERALD RYAN 1
ROMANTIC MOON (AUS) 2F
MORE THAN READY (USA) - TROPICAL AFFAIR (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
JAMES MCDONALD 55.5 JOHN O'SHEA 7
JADE MARAUDER (AUS) 2F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - JADE DIVA (AUS) JADE ROBBERY (USA)
J BOWMAN 55.5 CHRIS WALLER 3
SHARED REFLECTIONS (AUS) 2F
UMATILLA (NZ) - ULAP (AUS) HURRICANE SKY (AUS)
N RAWILLER 55.5 MS G WATERHOUSE 7
CRYSTAL LILY (AUS) 2F
STRATUM (AUS) - CRYSTAL SNIP (AUS) SNIPPETS (AUS)
D OLIVER 55.5 MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA 5
HEADWAY (AUS) 2F
CHARGE FORWARD (AUS) - CHATELAINE (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
C MUNCE 55.5 PETER MOODY 8
STRIPPER (AUS) 2F
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - MISS CHARMER (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
J LLOYD 55.5 DAVID PAYNE 6
CHINCHILLA ROSE (AUS) 2F
LION HUNTER (AUS) - CHIARA (AUS) LAST TYCOON (IRE)
S KATSIDIS 55.5 STEELE RYAN 14
UNIVERSAL QUEEN (NZ) 2F
SCENIC (IRE) - BISCAY BIRD (AUS) BLUEBIRD (USA)
D BEASLEY 55.5 BEDE MURRAY 12
CARRY ON CUTIE (AUS) 2F
MORE THAN READY (USA) - ROSE OF LATAKIA (NZ) CONQUISTAROSE (USA)
J CASSIDY 55.5 GRAEME ROGERSON 2
BURNING SANDS (AUS) 2F
MARJU (IRE) - ENCARTA (NZ) WESTMINSTER (NZ)
J CASSIDY 55.5 GRAEME ROGERSON 9
LEGALLY BAY (AUS) 2F
SNIPPETS (AUS) - DECIDITY (AUS) LAST TYCOON (IRE)
R M QUINN 55.5 JOHN HAWKES 5
VICTORY VEIN (AUS) 2F
MR. HENRYSEE (USA) - PROTECTIVE (AUS) OPERA PRINCE (AUS)
D BEASLEY 55.5 BEDE MURRAY 4
HA HA (AUS) 2F
DANEHILL (USA) - VERY DROLL (AUS) CROWN JESTER (AUS)
B YORK 55.5 MS G WATERHOUSE 8
DYNAMIC LOVE (AUS) 2F
BRAVE WARRIOR (AUS) - HUNTINGTON GIRL (AUS) BLACK ZEPHYR (NZ)
G COLLESS 55.5 JOHN WALLACE 3

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